Senior Consultant: John Blackmore
John Blackmore is Senior Associate of the Criminal Justice Institute, Inc., a non-for-profit criminal justice policy studies and research organization; President of The Reform Group, Inc., a national consulting organization, and a general partner of Criminal Justice Solutions, LLC, a consulting and product development company associated with the Criminal Justice Institute.
For the past 25 years, Mr. Blackmore has been associated with innovative juvenile justice, social services, and education programs as a writer, planner, evaluator, director, and principal investigator. Prior to becoming associated with Criminal Justice Solutions, Mr. Blackmore was Director of Project Development at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., where he developed and implemented new projects and managed the company's evaluation and technical assistance consultancy efforts. He has also served as Co-Principal Investigator of Project RECOVERY and Director of Project REFORM, federal planning and technical assistance initiatives promoting comprehensive drug treatment programs for offenders; Director of Aftercare and Delinquency Prevention Services for the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice; Director of Court Operations for New York City's Victim Services Agency; Director of Special Projects at the Institute of Judicial Administration of the New York University School of Law; and Editor/Writer for CORRECTIONS and POLICE, magazines promoting criminal justice reform published by The Ford Foundation.
During his tenure with NYC DJJ, Mr. Blackmore designed, developed and implemented the nation’s first comprehensive aftercare program for juveniles returning to their home communities from juvenile detention. The program has been widely emulated in jurisdictions across the country. The aftercare design, along with the comprehensive case management program that accompanied it, were awarded the Innovations in Government Award granted by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He has served as a program development consultant for the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services in establishing effective substance abuse programs in juvenile justice and corrections settings.
Mr. Blackmore is also an experienced researcher and program evaluator. He has designed, conducted and evaluated numerous juvenile justice, educational, social service, and drug treatment programs in Texas, New York, Connecticut, and in the Federal Republic of Germany.